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‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’

By Bob Smietana - Posted at Christianity Today : How one of the world’s most beloved worship songs reportedly helped to fuel spiritual abuse at Wayne Jolley’s The Gathering International. Image from Christianity Today "Gill and her husband, Frank, a former preacher, attended the Gathering for a time. But they say that when they asked too many questions at a late night gathering at the Jolleys’ home, they were labeled as having a Jezebel spirit and were cut off from their family. Their daughters were ordered to have no contact with their parents." For the past decade, “How Great Is Our God” has been one of the most popular worship songs in the United States. The song’s success helped to make Chris Tomlin the world’s top worship leader, and turned his co-writer Ed Cash into one of the most sought-after Christian music producers in Nashville. It also helped launch what former members are calling a cult. Cash is a leading member of The Gathering International,